Welcome to the site. there is quite a lot here for you to spend time on if you're interested – music, lyrics, scripts, photos, a great and active forum. We have regular news updates for fans and downloadable biographical information for those of you who are music presenters in need of program content. As always, though, I hope you will come to know me first through music. All the albums I have made or to which I have contributed are catalogued. Surprises too, and more to come. Thanks for stopping by. -KE
June 30th, 2015
Jazz singers have always traveled. To make a living as a jazz singer has always meant hitting the road. Bessie Smith did it and literally died on the road after an automobile accident. Billie Holiday did it; even more so after her cabaret card was revoked by the City of...
June 29th, 2015
For too long, those who think seriously about jazz have tended to organize the music in terms of a historical sequence of stylistic "begats": New Orleans begat Hot Jazz, which begat swing, which begat bebop, which in turn begat the postmodern era. In his latest album, "Passion World," singer Kurt...
June 26th, 2015
As the summer jazz festival season gears up, a glance at its sometimes crowded bills sees singers jostling for space. Jazz is a predominantly instrumental tradition and it can be tough for vocalists to get a look in. One of the exceptions is the American singer Kurt Elling, who next...
June 16th, 2015
To celebrate the worldwide release of Kurt's latest album, Passion World, Concord Jazz is giving one fan the opportunity to win a one-off, custom-made, signed copy of the album! To be eligible to win this unique prize, Kurt wants to see the view from your window. Fans who frequent...
May 1st, 2015
June 9th release features Arturo Sandoval, Sara Gazarek, Till Brönner, Richard Galliano, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the WDR Big Band and Orchestra Passion World, the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, lives up to its title on both counts. Scheduled for release...